Puget Sound Dahlia Association
The Puget Sound Dahlia Association

Welcome to the Puget Sound Dahlia Association. 

We hope you will enjoy your visit to our WWW site.

 Please feel free to wander around.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

             Sandia Sunbonnet

Volunteer Park Work Party

Please join our Volunteer Park digging party at 9 - 12am on Saturday, November 3rd near the Conservatory. Join your fellow PSDA members and help with our proud tradition of maintaining the Display Garden for Seattle's oldest park & best Dahlia Display Garden. With many hands the work goes really fast. The area is located North of the Asian Art Museum.

From the South: Take I-5 North to Olive Way Exit. Follow up hill (east). Turn left on 15th Avenue East. Turn left on East Galer Street. The park entrance is at 15th Avenue East and East Galer Street.

From the North: Take I-5 South to Roanoke Street Exit. Turn left over freeway on Roanoke. Turn right on 10th Avenue East. Turn left on East Prospect Street. Entrance to park is at 14th Avenue East and East Prospect Street. Proceed to the North end of the Park to the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Items of Interest

Sign-up for the ADS E-Newsletter. The newsletter is for anyone interested in growing dahlias; membership to the ADS is not necessary and it is free. You can be included by going to Sign me up

Our annual holiday get-together will be on December 9th at about 4pm. The NW Federaation annual meeting will be held at Legion Hall in the American Legion Memoral Park staarting at 9:00am

Our Meeting Location

The October meeting is on Thursday, October 18th at Bellevue Botanical Garden

October Meeting Highlights

Thursday, October 18th
  • 7:30 :
  • Nancy Kartes, Bellevue Botanical Garden Director "What's new in the garden & future plans"
  • Brad & Roger "November tasks in the garden: digging, dividing & storing your tubeers"

  • PSDA Information

    PSDA Publications  - "Dahlias of Today 2018"    "Dahlias:A Monthly Guide"  

    Northlake Church - Our Meeting Location   6620 NE 185th Street, Kenmore.

    We normally meet at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm except for January, March, May, July, and October where we meet at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens - 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. Check the month's Newsletter.

    Dahlia of the Year - (Clearview Daniel - the Federation's 2018 Dahlia of the Year)

    Challenge Flower - Our 2018 Show Challenge Flower is Sandia Sunbonnet.
    Growing Dahlias - Our brochure on dahlia culture
    2018 Tuber Sales - Location of our 2018 tuber sales, PLAN NOW ! Don't miss out !
    2018 PSDA Calendar - What's happening in 2018, Show Dates, Meetings, etc.
    2018 Show Winners - Our 2018 Show Award Winners
    Information on our Club - Who we are, our meetings, our objectives
    2019 Membership Application - - Join or renew today.
    PSDA Bulletin - Our monthly bulletin sent as a PDF file.- October, 2018
    2018 Officers - Our officers, phone numbers, and email connections
    2018 Photo Contest Rules - Get your digital cameras into the dahlia garden & join the contest.
    2015 Photo Contest Winners - They won in 2015, you can do it in 2018.

    Dahlia Links


    Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers:

Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers Washington State Dahlia Society
Vancouver Dahlia Society Kitsap County Dahlia Society Whatcom County Dahlia Society


Commercial Growers within PSDA

We have several members who sell their tubers to the general public.  Please pay them a visit.

Clearview Dahlias
Birch Bay Dahlias The Dahlia Barn
J & C Dahlias Verrone's Pride of the Prairie Dahlia's

Other Societies

The American Dahlia Society You can find lots of information including the Classification of Dahlias.
The Colorado Dahlia Society One of the best sites covering dahlias.
The National Dahlia Society Of New Zealand
The Seattle Dahlia Society

Other sources of information of interest to the Dahlia Grower

A list of Dahlia shows within the Pacific Northwest.
A Directory of Open Dahlia Gardens of North America. Want to visit some dahlia gardens? Here is a list of gardens throughout the US. Check it out and enjoy.
A listing of Other Tuber Sales. Complete list of Tuber Sales in the Northwest Societies. Find the nearest one to you and stock up.
Growing Dahlias in San Francisco Bay Area A Monthly Guide for Growing Dahlias in the Bay Area by Ted Marr, Deborah Dietz, Rose Marr.
Volunteer Park We maintain a beautiful dahlia garden in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, at 1400 E. Galer Street. Enter near the water tower and drive past the Asian Art Museum. The demonstration garden is across the street from the Conservatory in front of the rhododendrons. (The Conservatory̢۪s phone number is 206-684-4743.)
Shading Dahlias With Umbrellas The way we do it - Don & Carroll McAllister. Don gives tips on the use of umbrellas to bring out the true colors.
Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology Martin Kral's long-promised intentions are now present as his Dahlia Myths work in one tidy publication. This expanded and well-illustrated booklet challenges several of the assumptions that dahlia growers and many writers have held. The aim is to present empirical research in a readable format and so correct the historical record. In a number of points it backs up the contentions of Dr. Keith Hammett and other biologists; it also contradicts what you may have heard before. Read it now.

Thanks for visiting "PSDA" We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Need information on how to join, dues, meeting notices, etc., send a note to "PSDATreasurer@comcast.net"

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